Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, PRRR Partner in Ethiopia, selected winner of “120 under 40” competition

Posted by On September 14, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, the Minister of Health in Ethiopia, who was selected as a winner in the “120 under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders” competition!

The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health organized the “120 Under 40” campaign with sponsorship from Bayer. The 120 nominees are young leaders in family planning around the world and the 40 winners were chosen by the public via online voting and a jury of experts and leaders in family planning.

Dr. Admasu has been working with Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon in Ethiopia in cervical cancer screening and treatment since 2014. He has been recognized as an advocate for women and girls and, in his own words, “I believe that I have given my countrywomen their voice and enabled them to strive for better health, education, gender equity and empowerment.”

Congratulations to Dr. Admasu and all the other women’s health advocates recognized for their important work!

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By Meera Sarathy, MPH, MBA, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Country Program Manager